LAMMYS 2013 – Peddling My Wares

I’m very pleased to announce that I have been nominated for 3 LAMMY awards – Best New Lamb, Best Reviewer and Best Rating System. I had the potential of being nominated for a few others but there were so many amazing blogs in the mix that it’s not disheartening in the slightest to have only got the 3 nominations.


I would like to say a huge thank you to anyone who has voted for me thus far – Mark from Marked Movies, Keith from Keith & The Movies, and Ruth from Flixchatter all threw my name in the hat at the initial submission stage, so a massive thank you to them. If I have missed you out here, I apologise and I of course extend my thanks to you too. Also, a big thank you to Joel and David who have worked so hard to make the LAMMYS possible. So here’s a little blurb about why you should vote for me in the aforementioned categories…

Best New Lamb

The blog has actually been active now for over 12 months but this is my first year of taking part in the LAMMYS. It was a somewhat slow start and took me a while to build up a readership (something I partly blame on my ambiguous blog title), but I now feel a proper part of the movie blogging community. I try to pitch in with comments and ‘likes’ when I can, as well as taking part in blogathons and offering guest reviews. As with all categories, there are some truly brilliant blogs in the mix here and it’s an honour to be nominated alongside them.

Artist’s impression of my potential winning speech

Best Reviewer

Most of the posts on here are reviews. I mix it up occasionally with features and whatnot, but it is mainly reviews. I like to think I’ve found a good style of writing and hope that I offer both the positive and negative aspects of a film. I try not to be totally subjective and do try to recognise whether the film would appeal to other people rather than just my own tastes. I try to review as wide a variety of films as possible from new releases to classic films and everything in between. Again, I’m in very esteemed company with this one, but it’d be nothing short of amazing if you gave me a vote.

Best Rating System

The big one. I’m actually quite surprised I’m nominated in this one to be honest, must have been rather slim pickings. I just use pigeons instead of stars, nothing much more to it than that to be honest. Still, if you want to vote for me, I’m not going to stop you! Didn’t really do a good job of selling this one, did I? Still, my pigeons are happy πŸ™‚

5 pigeons

So there we go, that’s where we’re at. You can place your votes here, although you do have to be a member of the LAMB to vote. Whether I end up winning or not, it really is amazing to be nominated. However, I am practising my gracious loser face and modelling it on the below…




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60 thoughts on “LAMMYS 2013 – Peddling My Wares

  1. Nice one. Totally deserved. And good luck…

  2. Helmi says:

    Woooo! If only I were a member of LAMB I’d vote for you in everything. Personal I think the pigeons are genius and make me smile every time I see them! Helmi x

  3. Mark Walker says:

    Congratulations Sir. You already know that I think you thoroughly deserve your place. I’ll take this chance to wish you all the very best of luck Chris. πŸ™‚

  4. Good luck i’ll vote now πŸ˜€

  5. mettelray says:

    Though I was pretty sad about not getting a Best Rating nomination I was still happy to give your pigeons my vote! Go birds!
    And congrats on your triple nomination!

    • Thanks very much Getter, really appreciate that! I think your rating system is way better than mine and definitely deserved a nomination. πŸ™‚

      • mettelray says:

        Well, I guess sometimes it’s about popularity rather than the actual rating system or what ever.. I looked at the five and thought.. well.. I mean at least I have the option to vote for the birds! πŸ™‚

  6. keith7198 says:

    Cheers Chris! By the way my votes can be bought!!!

    No honestly congrats. I’ve grown to really enjoy your site and I really appreciate your support for mine. Keep up the good work bro. And BTW I’m down with the pigeons! I mean do you know ANYONE else who uses them. Originality wins votes! πŸ™‚

    • The money’s in the post Keith! πŸ˜‰

      Thanks very much though man, and congrats on your nom (s?) too, very well deserved! Really appreciate your support too, Keith. And glad you like the pigeons, you make a good point, I don’t think anyone else use an avian-based rating system πŸ™‚

  7. Jessica says:

    Congratulations! Getting not just one but THREE nominations as a new lamb is quite amazing! You’ve got every right to feel proud.

  8. Garrett says:

    Congrats and good luck!

  9. I’d like to vote for you–do you have to be a member of the club? How do I vote for you?

  10. Tyson Carter says:

    I hope you win nothing. πŸ˜‰

    LOL – all the best Chris, I mean it, pleasure to be nominated alongside you!

  11. LOL. Now I’m hoping you win Best New Lamb just so I can see you turn into Halle Berry! πŸ˜€

  12. sati says:

    Congratulations and the best of luck! You certainly would be a worthy winner for all three!

  13. Congrats on the well-deserved noms, Chris πŸ™‚ I’m rooting for ya!

  14. Dan Heaton says:

    Congrats! It’s possible you received a vote or two from me, though not in the category where we’re competing (that was tempting too). I’d say your chances are good in all these categories. Nice job!

  15. Alex Withrow says:

    Congrats on the noms, my friend! Damn well deserved.

  16. Congrats, man, and best of luck!

  17. Nick Powell says:

    Great job, my friend. However, all three categories are up against me as well. So just mild-luck will be given πŸ˜‰

  18. Congrats! You run a fine blog over here.

  19. ruth says:

    Woo hoo!! We share the same number of LAMMY noms Chris! CONGRATS man and very well deserved. Of course you know I LOVE your blog, I think you deserve more noms but hey, like they say, it’s nice to just be nominated right? πŸ˜‰

    • Thanks Ruth! Many congrats to you too, i’m almost certain you’ll be picking up at least one gong! And it is just nice to be nominated, you’re right! The category I most wanted to be nominated in was best new lamb, so I’m glad I’ve got a nom in that one.

      • ruth says:

        Oh I knew you’d get Best New Lamb nod, Chris πŸ˜€ I was happy to submit your name of course, you’re an awesome blogger!

  20. le0pard13 says:

    Congrats, Chris. Well deserved. Best.

  21. Congratulations on the nominations, Chris. Good luck in the final voting!

  22. Good luck!! Hope you do well πŸ™‚

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